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. >> that is a pretty shot. thank you, lisa. also cutting edge science turns to toys. we will explain why researchers would build >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:46 on this sunday, january 20ing. thank you for getting up and watching the abc7 sunday morning news. for your viewing pleasure, a shot from our east bay cam showing you emeryville looking across the bay to san francisco. a nice day on tap as we've had for the last several days. lisa argen says a change is on the way. she will be here to explain in just a few. >>> the cutting edge of science also involves ideas so complicated it's hard to wrap your mind around them. but one innovative program in the bay area is trying to make scientific research more efficient by making parts of it simpler. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> when most people see a stack of legos, you see this, and this guy sees building blocks of science. his campus used piles of them to construct their very own working lego microscope. >> the microscope essentially is made out of two lenses. the first one is here. >> they did need to
statewide. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live in san jose where officials warn that this potentially deadly flu season is only getting started. john? >> reporter: that's right. tonight i have been seeing more and more people coughing and keeping their distance. officials say one death, there could be many more. >> typical peak of flu a month away the first flu death. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: he said she died a week ago. althoughthe state does not report deaths in those over 65. we found a myth keeping some from getting the flu shot. >> i am scared. it gets me sick. >> reporter: but they are swamped with demand and out of flu vaccine. i checked this walgreen's. they had 100 doses right now but would ship what is left tomorrow to other stores that have run out. it is procrastinators and people seeing a bad flu season back east. >> this is not the typical time but that is what we are seeing. >> reporter: the county will offer two flu shot clinics here in san jose. some doctors and the medical center also have vaccine. this dea
promised action on climate change. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now live in foster city with reaction and the reality. john? >> reporter: indeed it is beautiful here tonight at center park but experts tell me do nothing and today's children will inherit a changed world. >> reporter: foster city could be at the bottom of the bay as seas rise from climate change, water, food and civilization disrupted. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing the failure to do so would betray our children. >> reporter: he devoted a minute to climate change. it was more than in the reelection campaign so it was a welcome surprise. >> reporter: he notes climate and energy reform failed three years ago when democrats controlled congress. >> it is hard to imagine this congress really approving aggressive legislation on the climate issue. >> people notice global changes and controlling carbon emissions are so important citizens should speak up. >> voice opinion so our congressmen will push for it. >> if everybody does a little bit it could be done. i am not sure you could
your flu shot yet? if you haven't you might have problems finding a place to get it. health and science editor john fowler tells us why it could be in short supply. >> reporter: no question this vaccine can protect you if you could find it. doctors say the flu is headed our way. >> reporter: at kaiser hospital today -- >> i am afraid you have an air infection. >> reporter: she brought in her son. >> can you open big for me? >> reporter: he is feeling sick. neither had the flu vaccine. they each got a flu shot but we learned flu vaccine may soon be hard to come by. kaiser bought 1% of the nation's total supply. >> for this week we are okay. but beyond then we are not sure about our supply. >> reporter: i called contra costa county target pharmacy, cvs and walgreen's, all were out for at least a week. that means perhaps people have been getting their shots. >> all the other states have been getting it and it is getting close. >> not really, i don't get the flu shot. >> why? because i have asthma. and also my neighbor got sick. >> reporter: officials say people should contact their healthc
they come up with 11%? >> it's science. >> yes. it's science. >> boxers wear sweet suit autos yes. >> and interesting design. anyway. don't forget jimmy kimmel live every night right here on abc 7. he gave a comment teary big announcement on a new search tool. >> mark zuckerberg announced if you post one more picture of your cat sleeping they're going delete your ak graph search delivers search results more customized by incorporating information from your network of friends. you can ask who are my friends that live in san francisco? and ill it will answer, if have you to ask that, you don't have friends. >> i'm rung low on friends now. manhattanno and phillip phillips. week nights 11:35 p.m. and then, night line comes on after jimmy. >> still ahead here, the new emergency notification coming to marin county. plus. >> if you have pride in 40 401 -- 415, you might hate 628. when the new code is coming up. >> in abc 7 newsroom, new battle line drawn over guns and gun control. today's issue that aims to protect the privacy. >> and a push for moron line college courses. today, regents
in california. health and science editor john fowler is live with a shortage of flu vaccine. john? >> reporter: that's right. doctors warn this is just the first of what promises to be a deadly flu season. one death, expect more. >> with the peek of flu a month -- peak of flu a month away. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: she said she died a week ago. although the state does not report flu deaths in those over 65. we found a myth keeping some from getting the flu vaccine. >> i am scared because it gets you sick. >> reporter: but they are swamped with demand and out of flu vaccine. they had 100 doses right now but would ship what is left to other stores that ran out. it is procrastinators and people seeing a bad flu season back east. >> this isn't the typical time but that is what we are seeing. >> reporter: doctors recommend school hand wash and encourage everyone to get a flu shot. at 6:00 p.m. where you can get a flu shot even if your doctor have none. reporting live in san jose, health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new study says g
predecessors. it puts him in and somebody tops the list. >>> this is a very special science fair, he will showcase projects for more than 80 students. the goal is to encourage african-american students to have careers in science and technology. the nassau research center is all planning on sending representatives to judge this competition. it will happen at cyprus headquarters in san jose. >>> well, a milestone on mars. we will have more on the rover and how it is working on the red planet. . >>> the oldest of the mars rover and the opportunity has been quietly working on the surface. the mission was to explore three months and the opportunity is showing its age. it has a front wheel and it doesn't work well so the rover mostly moves in reverse and literally can stick from time to time but it uncovers clues that water does exist on mars. let's check in with sal, we are not going to work you hard. >> some of us who have to workings it seems like a holiday because of the commute. southbound getting to 880 that traffic is moving well and a half my friends don't have to workings the othe
is here. ktvu health and science editor john fouler is on his way right now to santa clara county where they've reported a death from the virus. the precautions being taken as a result. >>> thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com.
announced another flu death. this one as the flu continues to surge. the health and science editor today spoke with the top flu exbert about vaccine supplies. >> the flu is hitting the bay area hard. >> fever, sweating, cough, sinus problems. >> the state today upgraded the flu to widespread. >> the level of activity reported exceeds what will be expected for this time of the year. these may prove to be a more severe flu season. >> apparently more people are getting vaccinated. >> i ended up get a flu shot this year and i never had a flu shot before. >> health officials is a most of the flu this year is type a. specifically the more dangerous subtype h 3. fortunately that is the exact type in this year's flu vaccine. >> i missed the flu shot this year because when i went to get it they didn't have anymore. >> the state reports spot shortages of vaccine right now. nationwide there's 15 million in reserve. i called this cvs pharmacy in walnut creek out of vaccine last week. today a pharmacist said she did have some but expects to run out against this weekend. >> i'm not concerned enough t
, to the colorado science teacher that was fired after school officials found out she once starred in pornographic movies. gio benitez has the story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. what this california teacher hoped would end as a story of redemption, as become a cautionary tale. what you do in the past can come back to haunt you. and this morning, her porn actress past may have gotten her banned from working in a classroom again. her 12-year-old and 13-year-old middle school students knew her as miss halas, the science teacher. but fans of 32-year-old stacie hal halas, knew her as tiffany six, the porn star. now, she's out of a job, banned from teaching. a panel of three california judges unanimously agreeing tuesday that her hard-core past has no place in the classroom. >> we've had a viral buzz going around with 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds showing porn. >> reporter: the oxnard school district initially fired halas last april, after students discovered she performed in at least 18 x-rated films. from 2005, to 2006. in a behind-the-scenes interview, halas reportedly ta
is based on science. and not rumor. facts and not prejudice. >> before and after the hour-long hearing, nude activists staged protests outside of the federal courthouse. they also say they'll appeal if the judge lets the law stand. kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thanks. >> it's no secret the silicon valley has long been home to leaders of innovation and growth, not just for the state but for the country and for that matter even the world. >> today that statement good new validation. a study released by the milken institute reveals we're just right. the valley ranks first in the best performing city's list. sam brock goes behind the numbers to tell us if the ranking is deserved or if there's more than meets the eye. >> janelle, good evening. it's certainly a gaudy title, isn't it? looking at the benchmarks being measured to decide who is the best performing city economically, i'd have to say the milken study is correct. that doesn't mean there aren't a few thorns on the rose like wage growth and unemployment throughout the region. things are zipping along these days for the silic
's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight -- mark wahlberg. jennifer lopez. and "science bob" pflugfelder. with cleto and the cletones. and now, here's jimmy kimmel! >> jimmy: welcome. hi there, i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming to see us in person. look, i know things are a little tense between us right now, but what do you say we forget about the past and just live in the today, you know? on monday, which is
they will try the 16-year-old suspect as an adult. witnesses say the teenager walked into a science classroom at taft high school and shot another 16-year-old in the chest. the victim is current lit in a medically-induced coma but doctors expect him to -- currently in a medically- induced coma but doctors expect him to recover fully. >>> president obama is going over the vice president's proposals about tougher gun laws. we could possibly see an executive order by the president by the end of the week. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there is a new poll out showing most americans would support tougher laws. kyla? >> reporter: the pew research center poll shows more people want more restrictions on gunn buyers. of those polled, 85% won background checks for private fun sales and those who buy weapons at shows. 80% say the mentally ill should not be allowed to buy guns and over half say there should not be an -- be a ban on the assault weapons. president obama says he could use his power to create stricter gun laws in the next few days. he's reviewing the proposals f
prosecuters say he illegally down loaded millions of science journals. we're live with his bay area connection. >> as indicated the federal government considered aaron schwartz a thief, for allegedly down loading academic paper was out permission. a case many believe led to his suicide. his robin hood like advocacy had strong bay area influences. >> schwartz gave a lecture last may. >> if we've lost the ability to communicate over the internet it could be a changed bill of rights, freedoms guaranteed in the constitution he dropped out of stanford but maintained a close friendship with lessic whoççí[ spoke about him today he was going to -- an incredible soul who inspired millions who,( now weep as we've seen a crossek:÷ e internet in outrage and devastation that he would have been driven to the cliff that he stepped over. >> the cliff was felony charges by the'z. swr justice department when he down loaded research papers at m.i.t.. cindy cohen met him six or seven years ago. >> he found a bunch of kindred souls. he first hooked up with cory was here, it's a testament to the movement. it
of california offers more than 100 online classes for credit including this science course the university has also launched online classes for nonuc students but at a cost of $1,400 a class. only five students have signed up. >> we're still trying. we're learning from the experience. no one has figure out a business model. >> reporter: governor brown is scheduled to attend tomorrow's meeting of the uc board of regents to hear a detailed presentation of ucs online education program. at san jose state university, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the adventures of former software mogul john mcaffe may be coming to a theater near you. warner brothers has picked up the rights to john mcafee's last stand. he had fled from belize to guatemala to avoid questioning in a murder case. and mcafee has recently moved to oregon. >>> kaepernick is sure making a name for hymn. he now is on the cover of sports illustrated check that out. at least he's on the west coast version. kaepernick ran for 289 yards and two touchdowns. joe flacco is on the cover of the east coast version of sports illustrated. and we
classes for credit including this science course the university has also launched online classes for nonuc students but at a cost of $1,400 a class. only five students have signed up. >> we're still trying. we're learning from the experience. no one has figure out a business model. >> reporter: governor brown is scheduled to attend tomorrow's meeting of the uc board of regents to hear a detailed presentation of ucs online education program. at san jose state university, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the adventures of former software mogul john mcaffe may be coming to a theater near you. warner brothers has picked up the rights to john mcafee's last stand. he had fled from belize to guatemala to avoid questioning in a murder case. and mcafee has recently moved to oregon. >>> kaepernick is sure making a name for hymn. he now is on the cover of sports illustrated check that out. at least he's on the west coast version. kaepernick ran for 289 yards and two touchdowns. joe flacco is on the cover of the east coast version of sports illustrated. and we have you covered for the sunday game. a
of science. >> a simple pleasure that google provides, doodles show something interesting about a particular date. the process is shared with schoolchildren each year. today is the launch of the contest and it runs through march 22. these are past winners for the dude tell congress for students from kindergarten through high school so get the kids up and going. >> amazing creativity. next at 6:00 we are continuing to follow breaking news from a pier fire that is burning on the waterfront in crockett and firefighters say they have to let this burn out on its own. >> how accurate are the websites that provide medical conversation. clear >> this is abc7 news. >> a pier fire burns and firefighters say they may have to let it burn. >> happen this morning, extra help to the helpless struggling this dangerously cold conditions today. >> lance armstrong is back pedaling what low said about doping during the disgraced and famed career. >> and now, thank you for joining us. >> just wait. just be patient. the cold temperatures will be leaving. >> usually petaluma is the cool spot and this morning...liv
sat down tonight with robert smith the professor of political science at san francisco state university. we asked him what should be expected during president obama's second term in office. >> it's just going to be i think for the next two years in a way just a series of arguments about the budget debts and deficits. i don't see him having an opportunity in the first two years of getting much done. >> reporter: smith said president obama will be remembered for what he's already accomplished. he pointed to the president's efforts to shift resources from the wealthy toward the middle class and those with lower incomes as well as his push for health care reform. >> a new poll shows president obama has some challenges ahead. the wall street journal survey found mr. obama with a 52% disapproval. when asked where america is heading, 33% had positive comments and 58 negative. >>> our ken pritchett and tori campbell are headed to the capital. they will have reports continues through inauguration day on monday. >>> a major new honda recall to tell you about tonight. >> also coming up
the professor of political science at san francisco state university. we e next two years in a way just a series of arguments about the budget debts and deficits. i don't see him having an opportunity in the first two years of getting much done. >> reporter: smith said president obama will be remembered for what he's already accomplished. he pointed to the president's efforts to shift resources from the wealthy toward the middle class and those with lower incomes as well as his push for health care reform. >> a new poll shows president obama has some challenges ahead. the wall street journal survey found mr. obama with a 52% disapproval. when asked where america is heading, 33% had positive comments and 58 negative. >>> our ken pritchett and tori campbell are headed to the capital. they will have reports continues through inauguration day on monday. >>> a major new honda recall to tell you about tonight. >> also coming up the change in security that you'll notice at two bay area airports. >> the advertised warm up has arrived. coming up the warmest day of the holiday weekend and when >>> new vi
comfortable. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> ellen sue is all smiles when she plays with her newborn son. a smile that's actually improving thanks to evolving technology. >> today we will scan your feet. >> she's beenfied for the popular invisaline braces. >> it's a departure from the traditional molds used by most orthodontists. >> now we can have models without taking the goopy impressions. >> first he reaches for the scanner that will photograph ellen's teeth. it's connected to a computer system that will ultimately beam the images from her practice in san francisco to the itera lab. over the next several minutes the doctor guides the camera around ellen's upper and lower jaw line. the device is completely optical. no radiation. >> we can get these areas here. >> step by step the camera builds a three-dimensional map of her teeth. the computer alerts the dentist if the section doesn't have a complete image so it can be rephotographed. >> it's very precise and very accurate. >> she said the process is typically quicker than traditional impressionings
a lot more comfortable. health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> helen sue is all smiles when she plays with her newborn son. she has benefited for the popular invisoline braces. it's to adjust them is departure from traditional molds used by other doctors. >> it's called the health scanner. we can have study models without taking the immaterial presentations. >> first they reach for the scanner that will photograph her teeth. it's connected to a computer system that will beam the images from her practice in san francisco to the itero lab. over the next several minutes the doctor guides the camera around ellen's up and lower jaw line. it's optical. >> these little areas right there. >> step by step they build a map of her teeth. computer alerts the dentist they don't have a complete image so it can be rephotographed. >> it's very accurate. >> it's quicker than traditional impressions. >> you have to leave the material that does not taste good from three to five minutes. if it wasn't a good impression they would have to take another one. >> cost can vary by practice
is the ranking member on house ways and means committee. is that this is sponsored by the christian science monitor. it is one hour. >> thank you for coming. i am david cote from the monitor. our guest this morning is representative sander levin of. he is a detroit native. he has a masters in international relations from harvard and was elected to the michigan state senate in 1964 and service the senate minority leader. under the current administration he was under the agency for international development and was elected to the house in 1980 to four years after his brother carl was elected to the senate. in march 2010, he won the battle of chairman of the ways and means committee. there is no embargo and breakfast is over except that c-span has agreed not to use video of the sessions session for at least two hours after the represent. to help c-span, if you happen to be sitting there microphone and you ask a question, pullet close to you. if not, they will come around you with a boom microphone. finally, if you send me a signal, i will do my best to answer questions and comments. >> thank
is also a science. >> reporter: welcome to the good life at google. this campus in mountainview california offers employees comfort, privileges and perks that workers at most other companies can only envy. but what may seem like luxuries are actually good business, and google can prove that because the company studies everything it does. >> we try to bring as much analytics and data and science to what we do on the people side as our engineer do on the product side. >> reporter: lazlo bok heads the operations department. google's data mining gives detailed notion what pays off. >> when an employee starts on the first day, we have data that says if the manager shows up and says, "hi, nice to meet you, you're on my team we're going to be working together," those people end up 15% more productive in nine months. >> google will be an -- >> reporter: to make sure the rest of the googleler's career remains productive is david radford's responsibility. >> we thought it would be a great idea to build a building that allowed us to try new things and find out what w
that klaus made, the national academy of sciences shortly will be issuing a report on the nation's energy work force, and the seven or eight sectors across energy are experiencing much higher levels of retirement, much greater shortages in exactly the same skill sets that we found in the entry-level jobs and early jobs in manufacturing. so that competition across sectors for a minimal pool is only going to increase, putting more of a burden on your efforts in the region. but i think it's important to see how this is a growing problem. >> right. >> i was just going to say two quick this things. one is this big data idea that the mayor mentioned and you mentioned, and i think that's where we should just leverage that. that's the capability we have to talk about where these job needs are. we talked about the machinists, right? that is an aging talent, really vital talent pool. so i think getting more transparency because students just -- we aren't aware of what these opportunities are, and we can get that quickly. i really think that's a key element. the second related to that, you mentioned
science soaked the flakes in water and used a magnet to draw iron part icles o the surface. seeing is believing. >>> now back over to matt, savannah and ryan. not sure that's all that great for you. >> the fall guy was giving people wedgies? >> wedgies at a movie theater. >> that will get you arrested. that will do that. >> that's assault right there. >>> let's get a check of the weather. dylan dryer. i feel bad. >> do you feel bad? >> i feel it terrible but not terrible enough to come outside. >> i feel bad for this gentleman here. we need to get you a new umbrella. you are just not prepared for this kind of weather. we are dealing with the rain out here in new york city. it's coming down a little heavier right now. your pick city of the day is tampa, florida. no rain down that way. mostly sunny and warm. 81 degrees this afternoon, well above average. this storm is going to affect the eastern seaboard for another couple of days. in the northeast, the snow is going to wind down. in the southeast we do still have flood watches in effect for tomorrow as well. we're looking for a tota
the hypocrite of hollywood and says he has not been an active member for years. is science cology a cult? >> of course it is. of course it is. a system of belief, you got these folks inside this fortress who won't look out, won't look at any criticism and can't bear to -- any investigation and think that everyone is against them. how would you describe that? it's a cult. of course it is. >> well, larry ryan is a pulitzer-prize wing author, his new book is "going clear, scientology, hollywood and the prison of belief." good morning to you, larry. >> good morning. >> pick up with paul haggis left off. he calls scientology a cult. based on your reporting, is that what you would call it? >> i don't use those words, only one opinion that matters about whether it's religion or a cult and that's the irs and they made that decision in 1993 in the nation of 2400 lawsuits from the church and church members. >> concluding it is a religion? >> yes. >> let's talk about what you found in your book. you say you interviewed more than 200 people you looked at thousands of pages of documents. what is the
not knowing that science of this academic of violence. days are 23 actions that i am announcing. but as important as these are. there are no substitute for members of congress. they have to make a real difference. congress has to act. congress must act soon. i am calling on congress to pass some proposals right away. first, it is time for congress to have a universal ban kron check done on anyone who wants to buy a weapon perry . >> the law already requires a license and dealers to run background checks. this kept 1.5 million people from getting a gun. it is hard to enforce those laws when there are 40 percent of all gun purchases adult without a background check. is not smart and it is not fair to respondif you want to buy a gund it uses medleys have to show that you're not a felon or someone who is prohibited from buying one perry ed an overwhelming majority of americans agreed that a universal back from check should be done. more than 70% from the national rifle association also agrees. there is no reason that we cannot do this. congress should restore a ban on military-style
are published in "nature geo science" and may push the search for ancient life on mars underground. >>> off-duty police officer in madrid is being credited as a hero this morning after rescuing a woman who fainted and fell on the city's subway tracks. the officer leaped into action and pulled the 52-year-old woman to safety. an oncoming train saw the trouble on the tracks and fortunately was able to stop in time. lucky day all right. it is now 7:12. let's go back to matt, savannah, and al. >> that's a nasty fall. natalie, thanks very much. here's the deal. you want to get the attention of the president and the vice president on inaugural day. what do you do? who are you going to call? >> there's really only one person you call. al roker. it happened to him yesterday. all he really needed was a teeny, tiny bit of encouragement from brian williams and david gregory. take a look. >> no pressure on al roker, but anything -- >> really? >> -- less than an interview will be considered a failure. >> thank you very much. i think we can pretty much assume it's going to be a failure. >> a strong point
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